Goal three of the Arts and Cultural Policy for Scenic Rim 2009-2012 is:

  • The Promotion and Generation of Creative Excellence.

Strategy two is

  • Increase exposure to arts and culture

The first action for this strategy is:

  • Develop an Artist in Residence model for the Scenic Rim that enables employment for local and visiting artists.

The Scenic Rim Model for Artists in Residence is the result of consutlation with:

  • the community and arts sector of Scenic Rim,
  • Arts Queensland
  • The Australia Council
  • South East Queensland Cultural Workers Network
  • The Alliance of Artists Communities ( consultations with this peak international body for artists communities was made possbile by a career development grant from Arts Queensland that enabled attendance at the 2010 Americans for the Arts 50 year summit in Baltimore USA)

The Scenic Rim Model for Artists in Residence acts as a guide to the development of Artist in residency programs that would best suit the various circumstances and needs of the Scenic Rim.

It is envisaged that this be a guide for businesses , community and Council to follow when considering working with artists.